Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Elegant Paperie

Remember back in the day (well, a couple of months ago, at least) when I used to have all sorts of paper goods in my shop? I had note cards and gift tags, and the occasional stationery set, all featuring my illustrations and the cutest scrapbooking papers ever. Well, some of you have noticed that they are all gone... but where did they go?

After being buried under the 100+ prints in my shop, my poor little paper goods just never had a chance. Occasionally, I'd get a message from someone saying, "why don't you have any note cards featuring {enter name of illustration here}?" -- To which I would say, "But I do!"

Those poor paper goods were just not having their chance to shine on their own.

Poor little things.

Well, no longer! There will be a new shop in town, Elegant Paperie, opening in the upcoming weeks (I'll keep you posted, don't worry), all for those paper goods... and some new and exciting additions as well.

I've been secretly {shhhhh... don't tell anyone!} working on note card sets and stationery sets that have my heart singing, LALALALALA! with joy.

Garden gnomes and hedgehogs and paper flowers, oh my

Here is a sneak peek at some of the note card sets in the works...

And some stationery paper for those who refuse to let the beauty of a hand written letter die! Long live Snail Mail!

And some art cards, complete with my signature on the back, an Elegant Snobbery sealing sticker, and a hand-folded envelope to match...

For the Snob lovers -

For the girly sock monkey lovers -

For the hedgie lovers -

and the cupcake lovers -

and the pirate sock monkey lovers -

Whooooo boy, I have a ton more. And all the gift tag sets to match!

So stay tuned, because if you love my illustrations and you love paper, you wont be disappointed. I am REALLY excited about Elegant Paperie!

I think it is funny that four different people have asked me just this week, how in the world I'm able to get this all done... to which I jokingly (but also kind of seriously) replied, "A little insanity and a lot of insomnia."

But seriously, remember when I said that Gracie had imaginary friends? Well now there are five of them, as Mr. Tumnus has come to join us... though he spends about 95% of his time in the bathroom for some reason I don't quite understand...

And as for Annelie... give the girl a bowl filled with 1/2 inch of water and a drop of hand soap, and I find I can get about 45 minutes of painting and crafting done at a time.

Thank goodness for imaginary friends and bowls of water!

Enjoy!

17 comments:

Karen Faulkner said...

Yay, Hedgehog Paperie!

Nikki said...

Elegant Paperie is sure to be a success.

Momma J said...

Wishing you all the luck with your new shop!

esque said...

Awesome, can't wait to peruse your new shop! I do love paper so much! :D

Marie said...

This is right up my alley, I have an obsession with notecards and stationary! Can't wait for it to open...I'll be your first customer!

And that is a hilarious pic of Annelie! I'll give that a try. I usually just tell the kids to go play in the backyard and I open my bedroom window to watch them while I do my blog reading.

New England Quilter said...

Maybe you can put her imaginary friends to work for you ;)
I look forward to your grand opening!
Best,
Amy
http://newenglandquilter.blogspot.com
http://newenglandquilter.etsy.com

Lisa Stone said...

Your enthusiasm is so contagious! Thank you for that and best of luck on your new adventure! You won't need luck ;)

My son used to bring his step stool over to the sink and fill it with a bit of water. He would play for hours with his "guys" in that sink and have so much fun! Ahh, the memories!

Leah said...

mr. tumnus likes to hang in your bathroom, huh? :)

Oh Mandie! said...

Yay!! I can't wait until you open! I'm tellin ya girl, my paypal account has Elegant Paperie written all over it!!!

Seeing as you have so many imaginary friends hanging around, I say you put em to work - tell em to grab a mop and a broom!

sweetpicklespottery said...

I LOVE these!! I am so excited for you!!!

Leslie said...

Hellooo girl, I LOVE it! I am so excited for you and your new shop....you know I am a Hedgie lover myself! Oh, there goes my Paypal account....I can hear it now....going down like a dive bomber....I don't know if I should thank you or glare at you! :) Great things are to come....I KNOW it!

Warmly,
Leslie

shiborigirl said...

Good luck with the new shop. Things do get buried over at Etsy pretty fast. Sending positive waves....

Kate

Maree said...

Awesome! I can't wait!!! :)

Cathy said...

just the news i have been waiting to hear...since i was one of those people bugging you for cards :))

casserole said...

Okay, mom to two girls and running now THREE etsy shops??? You put me to shame...

*off to go slobber all over the new shop*

snippetgirl said...

Your work is so wonderful...right up my alley! I saw you on etsy recently and am happy to have found your blog. What you do is lovely, enchanting and just down right cute :)!
Best wishes,
Carrie the SnipPet Girl

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

Love the new shop. I love your images and the way you put all the colors and paper patterns together. Wonderful!!!

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